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Ocean View Tourist Guest House

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122,( old number 104) Lewis Place, Negombo 11500, Sri Lanka
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Ranked #24 of 113 Negombo B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took this hotel because of a very good reviews in Rough Guide - Sri Lanka and it was a huge mistake! Services and rooms are absolutely average, 40USD for a room with fan, 50USD with AC, 4USD for breakfast out of season. The hotel is 200 meters far from beach, nearby a noisy communication. Once you cross the street... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Ocean View with a friend the first night we arrived in Sri Lanka. The service was fantastic from the get go with airport transfers, trips to adams peak and general support organised by the helpful owner and staff. The room itself was great value for the cost - very clean and a very short wander to the... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

Paris, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

nothing really exciting but cheap place in center Negombo, practical for the airport on your first or last night, but better to leave asap 'cause Negombo is not a place to stay, so it's better if you're on a budget trip, better to spend more for a better place anywhere else in Sri Lanka!

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your good review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

united kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Booked our first night in Sri Lanka, at Ocean view,after reading reviews on here. Not disappointed, the room was spotless, and everything worked.After I had booked the room, noticed that they also arranged tours of Sri Lanka, so asked for a quote which I received promptly, from Mark, the owner.Price was very competitive, against others, I had received, so went... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your very good review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
20 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This was our second year of staying at the Ocean View when doing airport transfers in and out of Sri Lanka. Once again we could not fault the hotel - clean rooms with lovely hot showers. Both times we were given lovely rooms - firstly on the ground floor and the second time a larger room up a few steps... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

Furstenfeldbruck, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

The staff is very friendly and helpful. They can help you organise your sri lanka trip, so you can make the most of your time. Rooms are clean, you can choose between with ac or no ac Beach and restaurants are close, short ride to the airport

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

Abergavenny, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have stayed 6 times at Ocean View during cycling trips around the island. I find it ideal for airport transfers and as a base both to start and end my vacation. The owner and his staff are very friendly and are always on hand to help During my travels I have stayed in many guest houses and find Ocean... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I rocked up late in Negombo with no place to stay and we were pleasantly suprised to find ocean view. We stayed in a non air conditioned room for 3500 rupees (about $30Aud) and the place was clean as a whistle with a powerful fan to keep you cool. The service was great but the best part... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

Long Beach, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

It's my fifth visit to this guest house over the last three years. By far this is my favorite - the rooms have been upgraded, the beds are really comfortable, everything is clean and the staff is super helpful. Their advice is correct and they quote prices that do not get changed (as I've experienced with other guest houses). There... More 

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We have stayed in Negombo several times before, always in an Hotel.I wasn't sure what to expect but was delighted with our standard room at Ocean View.The room was spotless, huge comfortable bed and a lovely modern bathroom with hot water and a great shower. The breakfasts next door at Sea Joy are great value.

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MarkThamel, Owner at Ocean View Tourist Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Friendly guest, Thank you for your Excellent review. This feedback encourage us to improve our place and services. Thank you again for your valuable time spending to write it and our gate and doors are always open for you when ever you come to our beautiful country. More 

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